What's the difference between "desperdiciar" and "malgastar"?

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Word of the day: Desperdiciar

What is the difference in use and meaning between "desperdiciar" and "malgastar"?

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updated MAY 14, 2010
edited by --Mariana--
posted by Jaimito-Angulo
Your original title may have been confused with the other "Word of the Day" thread.

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"Desperdiciar" is "to waste". "Malgastar" is "to misspend".

You can "desperdiciar" all sorts of things: water, food, money, talent...

On the other hand, you can pretty much only "malgastar" resources.

updated MAY 14, 2010
posted by Gekkosan